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    Error Installing RoR


    Ok, so I'm trying to get Ruby on Rails working. The story so far...
    - I've managed to get Ruby 1.8.6 pIII installed.
    - I think I've get RubyGems installed correctly. The setup.rb completed without complaining too much

    Now I'm trying to install Rails.

    I type: gem install rails --include-dependencies

    And I get:
    ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::InstallError)
    gzip error installing /usr/lib64/ruby/gems/1.8/cache/activesupport-2.1.0.gem

    When I go to that directory I see:
    activesupport-2.1.0.gem along with rake-0.8.1.gem, rubygems-update-1.0.0.gem, sources-0.0.1.gem

    Any guidance would be appreciated.
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    From what I've seen before, it sometimes has to do with a missing C compiler. Make sure gcc is installed and then try again.
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    Thanks for the reply.

    It wasn't a C compiler issue, it was present on that box.

    I kept trying dev boxes until I found one that would allow me to get through the whole install procedure. I'm glad it won't be my job to make this work in a production environment because I couldn't get Apache to play with FastCGI either, I ended up using another web server.

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